Halloween and La Castanyada are already here! Daylight saving time ended on October 29 so it gets darker much earlier now.
But did you know that around a decade ago Halloween had an impact on DST in the US? According to www.webexhibits.org, due to a higher number of accidents on Halloween night, a law was passed in 2007 to extend DST to the first Sunday in November in order to provide trick-or-treaters with more light and greater safety. However, this change may not have great impact as it appeared children waited until dark to start trick-or-treating.
Now, let’s think, what other words come to mind when we say Halloween?
Ghosts, terror, fear. Creepy, spooky, haunted house. Terrifying, darkness; candies, children, costumes, black cats… cemeteries, ghosts, terror, fear…
Throughout time, an endless number of authors, poets, musicians and painters have explored fear and terror in their work. Today, we choose Edgar Allan Poe and the commercial of Poe’s Museum so you can find out a bit more about the author of The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
What did Poe write an essay about?
What disease did his mother and wife die of?
Why was Poe kicked out of West Point?
Check out our Friday post for the answers!
In the mean time, have a great Halloween night …and enjoy the panellets!!